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New legion posts have recently been
organized in Minnesota at Brook Park,
Clarissa, Morgan, Duluth, Birchdale
and Albany, making a total of 483
legion posts in the state. In addition,
South St. Paul, which gave up its tem
porary legkn charter last ye r, is re
organizing and a post is being es
tablished West St. Paul.
The official United States hei-dstone
provided on request by the govern
ment for the graves of world war vet
erans is of American white marble, 40
inches by 2V2 inches by 10 inches.
Each stone has a 2% inch circle on
the front face, near the top, in which
a Maltese cross or tre Strr of David
is carved, according to the creed of the
Regulation blanks on which to apply
for United States official headstones
has been mailed to each Minnesota
legion post. Copy may be secured
from Legion Service Bureau, Old Capi
tol, St. Paul. These stones are sup
plied for unmarked graves only. They
will not be supplied for graves which
have already been provided with
Words fail to express the sorrow
with which the American legion and
the nation regard the accidental death
of Frederick W. Galbraith, jr, na
tional commander of the American
legion. He was a leader to be proud
of, a great fighter, a loyal advocate
of the cause of ex-service men, partic
ularly the disabled. Long and affec
tionately will his memory linger. As
a symbol of sorrow the flags and char
ters of Minnesota's 483 legion posts
will be draped for thirty days. A spe
cial tree on the Victory Memorial
drive in Minneapolis was dedicated to
his memory June 11. "On fame's
Eternal Camping Ground, hie silent
tent is spread, and glory guards with
solemn round the bivouac of the dead.
Nor wreck, nor change, nor winter's
blisrht, shall dim one ray of glory's
light, that gilds his deathless tomb."
Though our national commander has
gone to join the "legion of the dead,"
he was with us long enough to show
us how he would wish his followers,
we legionaires, to "carry on," to hold
aloft the flaming torch of patriotism,
of loyalty to God and country and our
disabled buddies, to live so that when
death takes us we too can look back
on a record of usefulness, of good
deeds done, of no regrets.
Colonel F. W. Gal'orahh, jr., na
tional commander of the American
legion, killed in an automobile accident
in Indianapolis, went to his grave on
Saturday along a path of glory lined
with hundreds of thousands of specta
tors and strewn with flowers showered
down from an airplane. His coffin
was lashed to a gun carriage with six
of his own doughboys marching, hel
metcd, by his side and his old horse,
*'Bob" behind him. The men of his
regiment, the 147th, whom he led
through St. Mihiel, Argonnc and Flan
ders, once more marched behind their
old commander in a procession of 10,-
000 soldiers and citizens. The na
tional commander of the legion lay in
state for four hours before the ser
vices in music hall, Cincinnati's larg
est auditorium. Among the flowers
there was a nosegay of humble field
daisies, grown from seeds brought
from Francetribute of the mothers
of soldiers for whom Colonel Galbraith
had done kindnesses. And there was
a wreath that was the tribute of Al
sace and Lorraine and a palm leaf
symbol of victorythat bespoke the
gratitude of the town of Chateau
Thierry. Speeches were made by
Franklin D'Olier, former national com
mander of the legion Theodore Roose
velt, assistant secretary of the navy,
and Rev. John F. Herget, who was
chaplain of Galbraith's regiment. Af
ter the speeches Captain De La Varge
of the French embassy, in behalf of
the president of France, bestowed on
Galbraith the order of commander of
the Legion of Honor of France. Four
poilus in the sky blue service uniform
of the French army stood at salutei
while the ^captain pinned the medal of
the order to the flag draping the cas
PURITANS IN FOOLISH FIGHT
Stern Old Men ef Long Ago Had
Silly Idea They Could Prevail
Against Dame Fashion.
Dress reformers of the present day,
who deplore the abbreviated skirt and
peek-a-boo waist, may be astounded to
learn that even in the good old puritan
times the lure of Dame Fashion had
a bewitching effect on the young men
Researches into the ancient laws of
the Massachusetts Bay colony ha\e re
vealed that the fathers had their own
troubles with their offspring, who rec
ognized a snappy style when they
In 1634, just four years after the
arrival of Governor Winthrop's ships,
the apparel question had become so
pressing that the lawmakers tried
their hands as fashion molders.
Here is the statute placed on the
books in its original wording:
"The Court, takeing into considera
tion the gieate, superfluous and un
necessary expences occasioned by rea
son of some newe and immodest fash
ions, as also the ordinary weareing of
silver, golde and silke laces, girdles,
hat bands, etc., hath therefore ordered
that no person, either man or woman,
shall hereafter make or buy apparell,
either woolen, silke or lynnen, with
any lace on it, silver, golde silke or
threed, under the penalty of the for
fecture of such cloathes.
"Provided, and it is the meaning of
this court that men and women shall
have liberty to vveare out such ap
parell as they are nowe provided of,
except the immoderate greate sleeves,
slashed apparell, immoderate greate
rajles, long wings, etc.
"This order to take place a fortnight
after the publishing thereof."
STUDIOS ON WALLS OF ROME
Practical Plan to Provide Housing for
Artists in the Confines of
the Eternal City.
An attempt is being made by the
commune of Rome to remedy the
studio shortagewhich is only one
phase of the general housing crisis
by the original plan of allotting some
of the more habitable towers and tur
rets in the ancient city walls to vari
Many of these old towers can be
made perfectly habitable, and when
fitted with electric light and comfort
able furniture will provide large and
picturesque studios for a number of
painteis. The "master of the walls,"
Signor Francesco Randone, has insti
tuted a school of educative art for
children in the tover of Belisanus.
The new artist tenants of the tur
rets and towers will have to assume
the nominal duty of keepers or cus
todians in addition to their responsi
bility as tenants, but this duty will
be only a formal one. Some of the
new studios, though they have the dis
advantage of being a little distant
from the center of the city, will have
fine views over the Campagna and will
form extremely picturesque- abodes.
A kind of summer house in the Villa
Borghese (the Hyde park of Rome)
has been offered to a widely known
artist without a studio.Living Age.
But the Elephant Must Be Fed.
If present conditions continue in cer
tain lines of business there are going
to be some people who will simply
have to go hungry in order to buy
their gasoline.Boston Transcript.
At Reduced Prices
1 5-ft. cut Milwaukee mower $50.00
3 5-ft. cut Moline mowers 70.00
1 5-ft. cut Acme mower 50.00
1 10-ft. Osborn hay rake 32.50
4 10-ft. Moline hay rakes 45.00
6 doz. 3 tined, strapped funnel hay
forks at, each 90c
We are headquarters for the full
line of I. H. line of machinery
Where yourjjpllar does its duty.
Fanners Co-operative Co.
Hardware and Implements
South of the
By WILLIAM FALL
1921, Western Newspaper Union
It was surprising, the number of
persons who knew Sergeant Crawford,
of the North-West police.
Crawford was known as the most
successful of that splendid force that
is renowned among all nations.
Because he had never failed, Craw
ford had been detached from regular
service and placed on special work.
He was a man of about thirty-seven,
Crawford had had a romance Back
in his withered life. It happened ten
years before, when he was a young
engineer working on the government
railroad in Northern Ontariot The
story was quite simple. Elsie Dayton
was the daughter of the doctor there.
Crawford had asked her to marry
him and she had told *him of her en
gagement to Tom Pierce, the ne'er-dc*
well son of the big contractor who
had charge of that section of the
works. Crawford had bowed and left
her. Next day he resigned his posi
tion and entered the police. A month
later Pierce came back and married
Elsie. Three months later he was
jailed for forgery. Afterward the
couple went West. Crawford knew
nothing more of them.
It is doubtful whether he gave a
thought to this past episode as he
rode five rods north of the American
boundary that snowy December night.
The man he sought had murdered a
Canadian Indian in a saloon brawl
six months before. He had fled north
and east. Crawford was in no hurry.
So he waited until he located Johnson
in Chipping, a straggling village run
ning clear across the boundary line.
And then, to his joy, he discovered
that Johnson's cabin was situated
twenty yards Inside Canada.
The Canadian police do not work
noisily. Crawford made inquiries
about Johnson. He discovered that
he had a wife and two babies in Chip
ping. That might have made It harder
for some men, but not for Crawford.
At seven in the evening he presented
himself at Mrs. Johnson's door and
"It's you, Donald!" she whispered.
Crawford nodded. The man be
trayed no trace of any emotion what
ever he might have felt.
"Then," she said slowly, "you have
come for Tom, I suppose. I know you
are in the police. I havehave fol
lowed your life closely since I wrecked
Now a flickeU of expression ap
peared upon Crawford's face. He an
"Yes, I've come for your husband
and it is my duty to tell you that it
THE PRINCETON UNION: THURSDAY, JUNE 16, 1021
wifl "ao^you no goofl to 'try 'to warn
him. If yon attempt it I shall put you
under arrest also."
Elsie Pierce was standing very close
to Crawford and he had risen also.
Her face was almost touching his.
"Donald, I want you to know some
thing," she said. "I -told you I had
wrecked my life. I don't love Tom.
He has made my life a hell for me
ever since I discovered his real na
ture that first month after our mar
riage. But that killing was not his
fault, and since then he has lived the
life of a hunted animal. Won't you
spare him for my sake, JJonald?"
"That's for the judge and jury,"
answered Crawford doggedly.
"Won't you think of our children,
"I can't," the sergeant answered.
"And I don't dare, Elsie. That would
be playing false with the govern-
"Always the government," she an
swered bitterly. "Donald, for the last
time, won't you spare him for the
sake of our love? Think, Donald, hu
man justice is a fine thing, "but there
is a higher justice, God's justice, and
if you kill Tom and leave his chil
dren fatherless you'll have to answer
for it at that heavenly bar. Donald
for my sake, becausebecause I love
Her tears had broken down the
barrier in his heart, and he was hold
ing her in his arm.
A man came rushing in.
"Mrs. Johnson," he cried, "you must
come at once. Your husband"
They were at the door: There was
no need to inquire what had happened,
for the dead body of Pierce was lying
limply between the arms of two men
who carried it. They set it down in
side the cottage.
"It vvas Yellow Heel," said one of
the men to Crawford! "He had sworn
to get revenge because Johnson had
killed his brother. He rode off before
anyone could plug him."
"He shot him in Jones'?" Crawford
asked, and the other assented.
"There's a posse forming. Are you
going to join?"
"No," answered the sergeant. "1
am an officer in the North-West police
and this murder occurred twelve
yards south of the boundary."
But Craw fold knew that, but for
five seconds' giace, he would have
laid where Pieice lay at the threshold
of his home For such men cannot
live dishonored, and had he spoken
the words that waited on his lips he
must have died by his own hand or
met his hell while living.
"The old-faslnontd novelist used to
use the phiase 'gentle leader.'"
"There is no use of trying to revive
the custom," commented Miss Cay
enne. "There are not enough gentle
readers to be worth catering to. Ev
erybody is now some kind of an
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making investment. It
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on any farm.
Delco-Light prices have been
reduced to rock-bottom. You
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few months when your time is
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We have installed the latest vulcan
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Have your valves ground with our
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Also all kinds of Auto Repairing.
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PRESCOTT & JONES, Props.
Sole Agents for Mille Lacs County.
Also Agents for Firestone Line.
FATNESS NO SIGN OF HEALTH
Increased Weight, After the Age f
Forty, Rather a Danger 6ig.
nal, Say Expert*.
When a person becomes stout after
about forty years of age it does not
worry him, or her, unless the stoutness
be so great as to cause discomfort or
disfigurement. Nevertheless, the statis
tics of life insurance companies prove
that increase of weight with age is
not favorable to length of days, ac
cording to Drs. Irving Fisher and
E. L. Fisk, the greatest authorities on
"What are the burdens of obesity
and why dees it shorten life?" asks
the Journal of the American Medical
Association. "Various answers, mostly
indefinite in character, may be forth
coming in reply to this question. Tis
sue fat must be carried about like any
ether incubus. We are reminded that
overweight puts a 'strain on the heart
and on the joints,' and that it 'pushes
up the diaphragm and cramps the
lungs.' A gaining adult who is already
overweight may find his physical ac
tivities restrained and bodily exertion
made labored. Accordingly, with an
unchanged food intake the surplus of
unused energy accumulates and a vi
cious cycle is presently established*
The obese person inevitably limits hi*
exercise he grows heavier from the
unused reserves, and his activity there
upon becomes even more restrained
and limited. Overfeeding, obesity and
lack of exercise interplay until 'big'
And Dr. E. P. Joslin indicates fat
ness as responsible for diabetes.
"Our friend insists that he is anx
ious to serve his country," remarked
"To what line of service is he in
"I think he is particularly anxious
to help pass the pie."
Cynosure of All Eyes.
"Is she very pretty*"
"Pretty! Say! Whe-n she gets on a
street car the advertising is a total
C. A. Jack Drug Co., Druggist.
Pre-War Prices onGroceries
Below you will find listed some real bargains in
groceries such as you had before the war. One dol-
lar now has 100% buying power, during the war it
only had 25%.
This sale starts June 10, ends June 18
8 Big Bargain Days
1 gal. dark Wampum syrup, now 55c
1-2 gal. dark Wampum syrup, now 30
5 lb. fancy hand picked beans, 25c
5 lb. fancy blue rose rice, now 25c
Large package Post toasties, now |6c
Blue Bird corn flakes, 3 packages, 25c
Regular 35c bottle catsup, 25c
Fancy corn and peas on sale at |Qc
Fancy tomatoes, per can j()c
1 quart jar fancy cocoa, now 25c
Corn starch per package |0c
10 lb. bag fancy corn meal 32c
Large can of milk (5
Large package oat meal, Stone's, 26c
Fancy prunes, this sale at, per pound Qc
Crackers, per pound at |J
Large package seedless raisins 30c
15 Pounds Granulated
Sugar for $1.00
We lrbatt the sugar to 15 lbs. to each customer at this priee.
Bulk oatmeal, now, per lb 4c
1 lb. can codfish, on sale at |()c
Large can fancy apricots at ...23c
15s bottle of catsup, now 3 for 25c
Large jar fancy mustard', now 3 for 25c
25c canK. C. baking powder, now -I9C
10c can K. C. baking powder, now 8c
Matches, per box, full count, now 5
Breakfast brownies, per package 25
Monarch wheat food, 2 packages 45
Vanilla, per bottle, now 8c
Cream of rye now |6c
Lard per lb |5c
Shortening per lb |Qc
'Tim P#QP E
The Economical Wa to
The cost of making alterationsalterations that are abso-
lutely satisfactoryis surprisingly low with Sheetrock.
For remodeling part of the attic into a children's play room,
a sewing room or an extra bedroom for additions, closets
and partitions for sleeping porches, garages, or for the erec-
tion of a new home or other building, Sheetrock is the stan-
dard wall and ceiling material in unit form.
Made of a sheet of pure gypsum rock, sheathed in a heavy
protective covering, Sheetrock cannot warp, shrink or
buckle. It is fireproof. And it stubbornly resists both heat
and cold. In other words, Sheetrock walls and ceilings are
permanent they stay put as long as the building stands.
And Sheetrock is easy to put up. It can be easily sawed and
securely nailed to the studs or joists. Also, being uniformly
and permanently even in surface, it takes any decorative
treatment paper, paint, panels. Or it may be used just as
it comes from the factory in its finish of soft mist gray.
PHONE 308 PRINCETON. MINN
Rum River Lumber Co.
Call today and ask to
see Sheetrock. You will
be greatly interested,
particularly in the U.
S. G. Patented Rein
forcements of the join